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Martin Corey’s continued imprisonment is a slap in the face for natural justice – Raymond McCartney

11 July, 2012

Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney said the continued imprisonment of Martin Corey was a clear breach of natural justice and his human rights.

The Foyle MLA and Vice Chair of the Assembly’s Justice Committee said:

“The interference of British Secretary of State Owen Patterson in this case is a slap in the face for natural justice and a denial of Martin Corey’s human rights.

“Every person who is being held in custody deserves the right to challenge the evidence against them and clearly this is being denied to Martin Corey and his legal team.

“Owen Patterson’s negative interference in the due process is an affront to the justice system in the North and will damage confidence in that system. Justice Treacy granted Martin Corey unconditional bail and that is the judgement that should stand.

“Martin Corey and his legal representatives should be allowed to challenge the alleged secretive evidence and his continued internment will be challenged by Sinn Féin through whatever channels available.”

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